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How Does A Sectional Garage Door Work?

If you’re considering installing a sectional garage door on your property, it’s a good idea to understand how they work and what their unique features are.

What is a sectional garage door?

A sectional garage door is a type of door which is made up of panels that fold up into the garage roof when it is opened. These panels are constructed of a sturdy material such as galvanised steel and connected to each other with strong hinges. Sectional garage doors open vertically and the panels sit within the garage roof space on horizontal tracking. The mechanism of a sectional garage door is designed to offer full drive-through width and height, unlike other garage doors.

Types of sectional garage doors

Sectional garage doors are available in a wide range of designs, styles and operating mechanisms so you can choose a door that meets your exact specifications. There are both manual and electric sectional garage doors which offer safe operation and quiet opening and closing. Once the door is fully retracted the panels will sit above the door, saving space and allowing you to make the most of your garage. There are also remote opening sectional garage doors which allow you to open your garage without leaving the vehicle for smooth and efficient parking.

The benefits of sectional garage doors

Sectional doors are also one of the most secure types of garage doors available as they have excellent resistance to attempted forced entry and are constructed from durable materials which can last for many years. Sectional garage doors have strong aesthetic appeal too and are available in a wide variety of colours and materials to complement your home’s architectural design. If you have a smaller driveway or shorter garage, a sectional garage door is a good option as you don’t need space for the door to swing out like a standard garage door. They can also be a good option for larger vehicles access and are available in larger sizes if you need more space.

A modern and innovative garage door

Sectional garage doors are becoming increasingly popular in Australia due to their robust design which provides the ultimate protection for your vehicle. There have been a number of advancements in sectional garage doors, with innovative features such as:

  • Smooth and quiet opening
  • Finger safe design
  • All-year-round operation
  • Reinforced construction
  • Smooth tracking system
  • 360-degree weather seal
  • Self-locking technology
  • Smooth and quiet opening
  • Finger safe design
  • All-year-round operation
  • Reinforced construction
  • Smooth tracking system
  • 360-degree weather seal
  • Self-locking technology

If you are worried about heat loss in your garage, there are energy-efficient insulated garage doors that seal up your space to stop any heat from escaping. You can also get made to measure sectional garage doors designed to your exact specifications to ensure the perfect fit for your garage.

Call us today

At Gold Coast Door Centre, we have a wide range of high-quality sectional garage doors available and offer a complete installation service, from measuring to maintenance. Call us today on 07 5535 5100 for a free measure and quote for sectional garage doors on the Gold Coast.